Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Laws

Mandatory minimum sentencing laws set minimum prison time for specific crimes. The laws and penalties have become quite severe to crack down on certain crimes. Normally, a judge or jury determines the punishment a defendant will receive after being found guilty. Judges do not have the legal jurisdiction to lower jail time when there areRead More

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What is Campus Carry HB 280 and What You Should Know

Governor Nathan Deal recently helped Georgia join 9 other states by signing Bill HB 280-“Campus Carry Bill,” which permits licensed firearm owners to carry concealed firearms in specific areas on college campuses in the state of Georgia. This has been a highly controversial piece of legislature for several months with many concerns voiced by theRead More

Alternative Sentencing

Alternative Sentencing In the state of Georgia, a defendant has several plea options in addition to pleading guilty or non-guilty. Nolo Contendere When you think of criminal verdicts, you may either think someone is guilty or innocent. There is a third plea that is available: a no contest or nolo contendere plea. Nolo contendere is Latin forRead More

Drunk Driving Arrests on the Decline – Why the Decline?

Since 1982, drunk driving fatalities have decreased by a staggering 51% on our nation’s highways. Experts say causes may be due to multiple reasons. Among underage consumers, alcohol-related driving fatalities have decreased 80%. In 2015, the rate of alcohol-impaired driving fatalities per 100,000 population was 3.2, showing a 65% decrease since 1982, when statistics onRead More

What is Distracted Driving?

If you’ve ever answered a text, changed destinations on your GPS, or even taken a bite from your Big Mac while driving, you have engaged in distracted driving without even realizing it. Distracted driving is when a person indulges in any activity which takes attention away from the driver’s ability to focus on their mainRead More